Mara Valderrama is a Ph.D. candidate in Theatre and Performance at The Graduate Center, CUNY, and Senior Associate of Programs at the Martin E. Segal Theatre Center. She holds a Mellon Humanities Alliance Fellowship and teaches at LaGuardia Community College and at Baruch College. Her research focuses on representations of gender in Spanish contemporary theatre. She is the managing editor for Spain at The Theatre Times and the 2018 recipient of the IFTR New Scholars Prize. She studied Spanish Language and Literature as well as Comparative Literature and at the Complutense University in Madrid, Spain, where she also received her M.A. in Theatre and Performance Arts. In addition to her current ventures as a scholar, she has wide experience as a performer.
Curtis Russell is a Ph.D. student in Theatre and Performance at The Graduate Center, with a certificate in film studies. A member of Drama Desk, he received his M.A. in theatre criticism and dramaturgy from Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in London. He researches the cinema and performance of the Americas.
Kyueun Kim is a feminist, educator, and a Ph.D. student in Theatre and Performance at The Graduate Center, CUNY. Her research explores the epistemologies of technology and the human body, radical democracy and social performance at (digital) public spheres, and East Asian urban modernities and popular (media) culture. She teaches at Baruch College and is interested in the scholarship of teaching and learning. She holds a certificate in Critical Theory and organizes the Performing Pedagogy, Performance Pedagogy Conference as part of the Interactive Technology and Pedagogy Certificate Program.
Christine Snyder entered the CUNY Graduate Center doctoral program in Theatre and Performance after completing her M.A. in Theatre History and Criticism at Brooklyn College. Her research interests include theatre photography and graphic design, theatre audience, the U.S. Civil War, and U.S. American popular culture, particularly musical theatre, as historiography. She has worked in Broadway front-of-houses for twenty-two years and drives a 2011 Mini Cooper named Fenimore.
STAGE MANAGERS: Cory Tamler, Nic Benacerraf, and Alex Viteri Arturo.
Faculty Advisor: Peter Eckersall
We want to thank:
Professor Jean Graham Jones for providing us with guidance and two travel stipends for participnts.
Professors David Savran and Marvin Carlson for their generous contributions.
Eylül Akinci for her technological and emotional support.
Patricia Goodman for taking care of so many details.
The Segal Center for making this event happen: Franck Hentschker, Ilayda Akin, and Mike LoCicero.
The 2018 Organizing Committee, the volunteers, and Jennie Youssef for their indispensable help.
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